The academic programs of the Modern American School prepare its students for optimal performance in college, creating habits of discipline, passion for research, study and reading, all key to reaching a full and satisfactory adult life.
In Preschool, teaching is done in English, with innovative methods that stimulate learning and the development of cognitive and social skills. Through play and directed activities, independence, socialization and self esteem are encouraged by providing the little ones the necessary tools to understand, solve and deal with everyday life situations. Elementary School is preceded by “Pre-First English”, the year in which the student formally learns to understand, read and write English.
In Elementary school, the bilingual system is incorporated, in this system we dedicate half the time to the Spanish program and the other half to English. Our methods promote the integral development and self esteem of our students by inviting them to learn how to be, learn how to do, learn how to learn and learn how to live together. When they finish their Elementary schooling, in addition to the diploma they receive from the SEP, the students also receive the PET (Preliminary English Test) Certificate, extended by the University of Cambridge in preparation for higher level exams.
In Junior High School and High School, apart from fulfilling and enriching the programs from the SEP and UNAM respectively, English courses are taught aimed at mastering the language in order to obtain the Cambridge University Certificates, FCE (First Certificate in English), CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) or CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), as well as the possibility of successfully taking external exams such as the SAT and TOEFL in the United States. This makes our students successfully develop their professional lives in the field of their choosing while at the same time opening the possibility to continue their studies abroad.
Tomás and Gonzalo, who are in second and third year of secondary, will form part of the team to represent Mexico City in the Regional Mathematics Olympics. The event will take place in Oaxtepec in Morales, from the 22nd to the 24th of March. Best of luck!
It is with great pride that we share with you the news that four pupils from the Modern American School (two from fifth and two from sixth year in primary) have been chosen to represent Mexico City in the Olympic heats for the National Olympic Competition in Mathematics for primary and secondary school pupils.
Gabriela Carrillo Valadez, from the class of 1996, received on March 3rd the “Women in Architecture Award” in London, presented by Architectural Review and the Architect’s Journal. Gabriela was recognized as the 2017 architect of the year, for her design and construction of the oral criminal courts in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán.
Congratulations to María Teresa Frenk, an ex pupil (year 1978) who was recently named the director for the Faculty of Music at the UNAM - Congratulations!
Happy 65th anniversary!
The Modern American School would like to congratulate Marcela, the new General Director of the International Cervantine Festival and Promotion of Cultural Festivals of the Ministry of Culture. Prouldy a former student of the Modern American School, class of 1974. We wish you great success!
A few days ago, students, directors and staff of the Cultura Azteca elementary school, located in Milpa Alta, received choolwork designed to motivate reading. This was created by our Elementary School children within the framework of our
permanent campaign to instill fundamental values for healthy coexistence.
In turn, the children from this semi-rural school sent the MAS students leaflets they created containing information about their school, the area they live in and their daily experiences. This action marks the beginning of a project which will reinforce respect, tolerance and sensibility to other people's needs in our students, while remaining proud and aware of themselves and the potential of their actions.
The Modern American School congratulates Jorge Wolpert Kuri, an ex student from the 1988 generation, who a few days a go was named the Director General of the National Housing Commission, CONAVI. All the best!
The medal tally obtained by our athletes in the Inter-school Competitions fills us with pride. 45 medals in total: 19 gold, 15 silver and 11 bronze. Congratulations!
For the third year in a row, our cheerleaders won the FIRST PLACE in the Inter-school Competitions. Huge Congratulations!
On November 9th, the entire high school community participated in an homage to Professor Adelaida Casamitjana de Sarukhán, for having completed 50 years of service in the UNAM's Incorporated System and 40 in the Modern American School. Her work was always an example of passionate dedication to knowledge for her students as well as for other teachers. Congratulations and thank you, Adelaida!
To mark the beginning of the enrollment period for the 2017-2018 school year, the Modern American School would like to announce the First Preschool Open House, to be held on Saturday, November 26th, at 10:00 am. An appointment is required to attend, to schedule, please call 56584766, extensions 4218 and 4229. It is important to call early, as space is limited. If you have any questions, please call us and we will gladly answer them.
The Modern American School has just inaugurated a modern computer lab for its High School students. The new space has been equipped with high definition projectors, remote controlled motorized projection screens, computers specialized in robotics and high speed internet with a hub, among other things.
The Modern American School invites you to attend the exhibition “Musical Voyages” of the Spanish master Manuel Pujol Baladas, at the Francisco Cosío Museum in San Luis Potosí.
The 2016 Day of the Dead offering is a tribute to William Shakespeare. The High School students of the Modern American School, under the guidance of architect Fernando Trigo, put together a wonderful altar and sawdust carpet devoted to the playwright, poet and actor William Shakespeare for the 400th anniversary of his death.
The Modern American School inaugurated master Lucille Wong's temporary exhibition "Steeds and unveiled gardens".
Within the MAS prevention program, Julia Borbolla spoke to the parents about the importance of being able to adapt to traditions, customs and family ties - with a view to being able to put together a new family model where social networks are included.
Andres Ornelas, an ex-pupil from the class of 2013 and a current student of biomedical engineering at Yale University received the Venture Award last August for the development of the "Ballistra Guidewire Advancer". This system allows doctors greater security when inserting a catheter that enables the delivery of drugs and fluids to patients about to undergo surgery. Congratulations!
The Modern American School, invited Dr. Rosalía Pastor to speak about ivory trade to its 5th year students as part of its march for the elephants, rhinoceri and lions. She also spoke about the adequate care of these species in captivity. It is everyone's responsibility to avoid the extinction of such iconic and environmentally necessary species.
The MAS Goes Green program of the Modern American School carries out actions that help generate a conscience of the world that surrounds us. The second year Elementary students marched around the school, to symbolically join a march carried out in 145 cities around the World with the intention of raising awareness of the serious risk elephants, rhinoceri and lions currently live in.
Dear Alumni, we had hoped to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the foundation of our school right here at home, in our own campus. However, preparing the space to make it suitable for this kind of event elevated the cost significantly. Considering this and keeping to the true spirit of the event, meeting with all of you, we have decided to change the location to The Camino Real Hotel in Polanco. We hope to see you to celebrate this great event together!
Welcome to the new school year 2016-2017!